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by jessbee
September 17th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1458

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

Which leaves restriction of human activity as our only effective strategy during extreme wind events. Yes, so how do we, as a society, change a culture of people who would rather express their freedom to do as they please wherever they want on labor day weekend than prevent fires from happening? (Y...
by jessbee
September 13th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1458

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

I see illegal campfires literally every time I'm out in the woods. There's no way to patrol it, you're just counting on people doing the right thing. In my last two outings (Indian Heaven and Strawberry Mountain), I have seen single FS badged employees carrying fire fighting implements (shovel, ax)...
by jessbee
September 13th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1458

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

People would have an absolute conniption fit. If the forests were ever closed under red flag conditions on a hot holiday weekend and then nothing happened, some people would demand blood. This is it. And this is why we suck at prevention (of many things, not just wildfire). If you put things in pla...
by jessbee
September 8th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Jefferson Park and Opal Creek burned?
Replies: 41
Views: 1997

Re: Jefferson Park and Opal Creek burned?

Yup. Beachie Creek is at 180,000 acres (281 mi²) at last count. It'll probably merge with the Lionshead Fire soon, and the total size will be around 300,000 acres: i.e., about the same size as Multnomah County. Utterly devastating. Maybe now people will rethink their need to have a fire in the summ...
by jessbee
September 8th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Jefferson Park and Opal Creek burned?
Replies: 41
Views: 1997

Re: Jefferson Park and Opal Creek burned?

Adam do you know how that data is generated? Does that mean the Beachie fire went from just a few hundred acres to a zillion acres overnight?
by jessbee
September 3rd, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Benson Lk, Scott Mt, Hand Lk loop 8-29-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Benson Lk, Scott Mt, Hand Lk loop 8-29-2020

That's a great loop. Any weekend summer day in Central Oregon is going to be mobbed with people, especially if you're hiking on trails described online and in guidebooks. That's just the way it is. I just got back from a week in Idaho, where it is super easy to get away from humans. I don't know why...
by jessbee
August 31st, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Diamond Peak: which trailhead?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Diamond Peak: which trailhead?

The road to summit lake is heinous unless you have a truck.

Do it from the Rockpile lake trailhead.
by jessbee
August 30th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Duffy Lake + surprise Goat sighting 8/21/2020
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Duffy Lake + surprise Goat sighting 8/21/2020

Cool! I've seen goats in several places in the Jefferson wilderness. When I went up Duffy butte it was still early season and a fair amount of snow on the slopes (so, less manzanita!). I took the southwest ridge up and the northeast ridge down so as to make a nice loop. A fun little scramble for sur...
by jessbee
August 14th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: maps
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: maps

I second the Adventure Maps recommendation. They are based in Salem, Oregon and you can order from their website, they ship same day. I just grabbed a Sawtooths map from them for a last minute itinerary change. I know Green Trails makes a lot of maps for the Mt Hood area, maybe you can order direct ...
by jessbee
August 10th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Angry Mountain and P 5245, 080320
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Angry Mountain and P 5245, 080320

retired jerry wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 6:43 am
Don's information on summitpost preceded oregonhikers.org/portlandhikers.com. I've used it before :)
Don is the OG Oregon hiker :)

Don, I did not scramble the last 20 feet with no rope and no partner but it was so fun rambling around there and I will go back with gear.